NOTE: I am not sponsored by any of the products I mention in this post.
If you watched my recent unboxing and review of the new Morrisons vegan food box, you will know that I received a number of items that I wouldn't normally buy, such as the vegan mince from the Meatless Farm Co. I'm not generally a fan of mock meats, I prefer to use legumes as my staple protein source, but hey... I want to expand my horizons!
So, today, I cooked up a storm in the kitchen, using some of the items from my food box, and some that I already had in my fridge!
Here's what I used from my food box:
Baby new potatoes
For lunch, I mixed some items from my food box with some things I already had: I made a delicious potato salad, including (clue's in the name), boiled baby potatoes, one baby pepper, one gala apple, a big handful of spinach, some dandilion leaves from my garden (yes, you can eat dandilions!), one pickled beet, some dried basil, all mixed together with a BIG dollop of Hellman's vegan mayo
Then... I made this amazingly comforting vegan cottage pie!!! Again, I used some items from my food box, mixed with some of my own things.... Check this out, guys!
It came out amazingly well, and I'm no master chef, so if I can make this, so can you! You will need:
For the mashed potato topping:
Boiled baby potatoes
A little bit of Pure sunflower spread and a dash of Alpro almond milk
A little salt and pepper to taste
For the filling - just cook 'em all together in a pan!
Three baby peppers
One large carrot
Meatless Farm Co. vegan mince
One vegan stock pot
Two cups boiling water
Black pepper and any spices of your choice to taste - I added loads of smoked paprika!
Spinach - add this when the rest are nearly done
Put your filling in an oven proof dish, let it cool a little before spreading your mashed potato on the top. Then add heaps of grated vegan cheese of your choice. Morrisons sent me Violife in my food box, but I didn't use that for this recipe. Instead I used the Applewood smoked vegan cheese from Asda.
It only needs 10 - 15 minutes in an oven, 180C for fan assisted.
And it is divine!
I'm going back for seconds :-)